Out of curiosity and wanting to know more about my autoimmune disease, my husband researched and brought home a printout of an article of Sjogrens last night. Of all the info I've tried to find, this article blew both our minds! It's written for providers and full of med terminology that I had to look up. With the medical terminology I do have from jobs I was able to pretty well get the major points.
There are so many of my symptoms listed as symptoms from Sjogrens it seems unreal. For instance, the hand tremors, anemia, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral neuropathy symptoms of feet and hands, dementia, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis-like symptoms, neurogenic bladder & bowel dysfunction symptoms, B12 deficiency, and the list goes on. I intend to share this with my neurologist and rheumatologist, and Mayo. I'd almost make a bet Mayo will run their tests and come back to say it's all due to Sjogrens. I may be wrong but it sure seems ironic. Andi did not know you can have sjogrens and MS, but it's not huge number of patients, not common.
I never even thought Sjogrens could do so much to all the organs systems in the body, even though the rheumy doc warned me we need to watch all body systems for changes. She didn't detail what to expect, but this document article does. If it is sjogrens that's caused all this then I have probably had it for several years. 🙏🌼